How to design interior stairs?
These investors, who ponder how their interior stairs should be designed to look perfect and to be functional, face a big dilemma. Before getting down to a project, you should be beware of common mistakes made during a design stage, which might negatively influence your perception of this investment.
What might be the consequences of wrongly designed interior stairs?
The basic consequence of badly designed stairs in detached houses is mainly the lack of expected comfort, and at the same time problems with everyday usage of your stairs.In extreme cases, poorly looking stairs have a negative influence on the whole interior. The lack of experience in designing stairs should encourage any investor to seek cooperation with a designer who has plenty of successful realisations in their portfolio. In such circumstances, the likelihood of any mistakes is almost zero.
The most common mistakes made at the design stage
During the construction of a house, the heigth of its particular levels can undergo changes and as a result we might get a thicker floor or higher rooms than originally planned by an investor. In such a case, it is vital that, before the realization of a project, all the parameters were recalculated. Otherwise, there is a probability the steps have different height since at least one step will be higher than the remaining ones.
One of the consequences of having steps of different height, is basically less comfort of using them, and even the danger lurking around, especially in case of the elderly and children. It frequently happens that an investor forgets to include interior stairs in their project, which at the end of the days turn out to be indispensable. Random location of stairs may lead to an unexpected encounter with a wall. It is vital, the distance between a wall and the point where stairs end was more than 110 cm. Otherwise, the whole construction may seem to be a bit claustrophobic. Only if you hire an experienced architect, who will be responsible for organising your home space, will you be able to eliminate a problem with your interior stairs.
Comfortable stairs occupy about 7 square meters. As changing the location of stairs can cause real problems, it is worth verifying first, if we have enough space. You have to be aware that the distance between the ceiling and the steps needs to be at least 205 centimetres. Otherwise, taller people will have to bend their bodies, if they want to go up the stairs, especially if the stairs are intensively in use. It often happens that stairs are not proportionate to the size of an interior.